Software Deadline: July 22nd 2020

Entries are actually open for the seventh annual African Truth-Checking Awards, the one awards programme that honours journalism by Africa-based media within the increasing discipline of fact-checking.

Because of the rising curiosity in fact-checking on the continent, Africa Verify is anticipating a rise within the amount and high quality of entries in 2020.

This yr’s classes embrace:

  • Truth-Verify of the Yr by a Working Journalist
  • Truth-Verify of the Yr by a Scholar Journalist
  • One runner-up in every of the 2 classes above 

Entries should have been first revealed or broadcast on any date from 1 August 2019 to 22 July 2020. They need to have uncovered a declare on an vital matter made by a public determine or establishment in Africa as deceptive or incorrect.

Prize:

  • The winner of the award for finest fact-checking report by a working journalist will get a prize of $3,000, whereas the runner-up can be awarded $1,500.
  • The winner of the award for finest fact-checking report by a scholar journalist will get a prize of $2,000, and the runner-up $1,000.

Standards

  • Greatest fact-checking report by a working journalist

To be eligible, the entry should be an unique piece of fact-checking journalism first revealed or broadcast on any date from 1 August 2019 to 22 July 2020, by a media- or unbiased fact-checking organisation primarily based in Africa. The work could also be revealed in print or on-line, broadcast on the radio or tv or revealed in a weblog. Experiences revealed by Africa Verify will not be eligible for the competitors. 

  • Greatest fact-checking report by a scholar journalist

To be eligible, the candidate should have attended a journalism faculty in Africa at some interval between 1 August 2019 and 22 July 2020 and be youthful than 35. The entry should be an unique piece of fact-checking journalism, produced as course work or first revealed or broadcast on any date from 1 August 2019 to 22 July 2020, in a weblog, scholar publication or by a media- or unbiased fact-checking organisation primarily based in Africa. The work could also be revealed in print or on-line, broadcast on the radio or tv or revealed in a weblog. Experiences revealed by Africa Verify will not be eligible for the competitors.

Candidates can solely enter for the awards in a single class per yr, however can submit multiple report in the event that they select. 

The judging course of

The entries can be judged on the next 4 standards:

  • The importance for wider society of the declare investigated
  • How the declare was examined in opposition to the out there proof
  • How effectively the piece introduced the proof for and in opposition to the declare
  • The affect that the publication had on public debate on the subject.

For Extra Data:

Go to the Official Webpage of the African Truth-Checking Awards 2020

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